JYP Entertainment trainee Hwang Yeji rose to the highest of Naver’s realtime search rankings after her efficiency on the most recent episode of SBS’s “The Fan”!
Hwang Yeji appeared as a contestant on the December 1 broadcast of the brand new survival present, the place 2PM’s Junho launched her as JYP Entertainment’s “secret weapon.” Junho spoke extremely of the trainee, who beforehand made a brief appearance on the Mnet actuality present “Stray Kids” final yr, praising each her expertise and work ethic.
Although Hwang Yeji went on to carry out a robust rendition of Zara Larsson’s “Ain’t My Fault,” she did not seize the hearts of three of the “fan masters” (the present’s celeb panelists).
BoA commented, “To be sincere, I didn’t change into a fan after seeing your efficiency at the moment, however I actually hope to change into your fan once you debut sooner or later.” Kim Eana reported feeling that there was nonetheless room for enchancment by way of Hwang Yeji’s expertise, and Lee Sang Min equally remarked that he had not been significantly moved by her efficiency.
Hwang Yeji did handle to win the vote of Yoo Hee Yeol, the present’s fourth fan grasp, along with her profitable attraction and persona.
Junho’s religion within the contestant remained unshaken, and he instructed the viewers, “I feel that [Hwang Yeji] has the potential to enhance additional sooner or later, and I feel that she is conscious of the areas by which she is missing. So I hope that you just vote for her. She will certainly be capable of steal your hearts within the subsequent spherical.”
Unfortunately, nevertheless, Hwang Yeji did not safe the 200 viewers votes needed to securely make it by means of to the following spherical. To the viewers and fan masters’ shock and dismay, she obtained precisely 197 votes—simply three votes shy of the quantity she wanted.
A regretful Kim Eana exclaimed, “Those three [votes] are us,” and Lee Sang Min rose from his seat to say, “I’m so sorry.” BoA echoed their sentiments, commenting, “If solely we’d voted for her.”
Yoo Hee Yeol rushed to level out that though Hwang Yeji had change into a candidate for elimination, she had not but been eradicated; if she managed to safe sufficient on-line votes, she would nonetheless be capable of transfer on to the following spherical.
After the present, Junho comforted Hwang Yeji and instructed her, “I actually thought you probably did a superb job at the moment. I’m not simply saying this; you probably did a superb job.”
He went on, “Everyone who voted for you at the moment is somebody to be thankful for, so don’t neglect these emotions of gratitude.” Giving her a high-five, he added, “You actually labored onerous.”
Hwang Yeji’s efficiency, in addition to her unexpectedly low rating, caught the attention of many viewers—shortly after the episode aired, Hwang Yeji’s title started trending in Naver’s realtime search rankings.
Check out an unedited clip of the trainee’s efficiency beneath!
You also can watch the total episode of “The Fan” right here: